Connections to Country
Parramatta Showcase

Meet some of the Aboriginal Elders, emerging leaders, educators, artists and storytellers we've worked with on STORYBOX, and discover some of the insights they have to share about one of Australia's oldest European settlements, Parramatta.

 

Presented with support from the City of Parramatta and Parramatta Park Trust. 

'Parramatta Park is a space of healing now'.
A powerful dance performed by Jannawi Dance Clan on the grounds of Parramatta Park.

 

Filmed by Tobias Rowles (Sam I Am Management) and supported by City of Parramatta Council. View the full video as presented on STORYBOX (no sound) here

Darug artist and educator Leanne Tobin traces the story of her mother's family to Maria Lock, one of the first Aboriginal children to be educated at the
Parramatta Native Institute. 

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Chris and Leanne Tobin met in Parramatta Park to discuss the work of 19th century European artists who first documented indigenous lives and landscape. 

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Meet Uncle Greg Simms, an Aboriginal Elder and Gadigal man born in La Perouse, who works across Western Sydney sharing indigenous knowledge and values with communities. 

Meet Jayne and Jules Christian from Wagga who have been tracing their Burramattagal heritage.  The mother and daughter discuss the practice of weaving in connecting them to those who came before them.  

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The Collection

View the STORYBOX Connections to Country video series on Vimeo.

Supported by City of Parramatta Council with thanks also to Parramatta Park Trust.